We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our sister, Valerie Gayle, who died peacefully in her sleep, at the age of 69, after a short but brave battle with cancer.

Alyssa Marie Howell, age 4, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018, in Boone.

Josephine Owen (Loudance) “Josie”, 85, died peacefully, after a nearly year long battle with cancer, on July 5, 2018, in Green Bay, WI.

Mr. Jerry Lee Craven, 71, of Carrollton GA, formerly of Ashe County, N.C., passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, at his home.

Mr. Thomas Walter Hardin, better known as Tommy, 88, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Friday morning, July 6, 2018, at Margate Health & Rehab Center.

Terry Joel Saunders, Sr., born February 26, 1966, 52, of Jefferson North Carolina went to be with the Lord on July 4th, 2018.

Gaylord Merle Snyder,85, died on July 5, 2018 at the Aldersgate Asbury Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Mrs. Dorothy Helen Hess, 88, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Friday morning, June 29, 2018 at her home.

SSGT (Staff Sargent) John R. Sawyer, US Army Retired, 88, of Fleetwood, N.C., passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Watauga Medical Center.

Mr. Robert Alan Bennett, 55, of Todd, N.C., passed away Wednesday night, June 27, 2018 at his residence.

Thomas James Key better known as “Jack”, 68, of Creston, N.C., died Saturday, June 23, 2018, at his home.

Barbara Allen Trainor, 74 of Lansing, N.C., died Friday, June 22, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Lillian Cudworth, 86, of Ashe County, N.C., formerly Lillian Michael joined the Eternal Saints in God’s heavenly kingdom.

Nona Wofford Reeves of Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away peacefully June 9, 2018 in her home at Brighton Gardens.

Bill Joe Billings, 79 of Laurel Springs, N.C., died Monday, June 18, 2018, at his home.

Mrs. Eloise Miller Pierce, 82 of Grassy Creek, N.C., passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Margate Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jefferson, NC.

Mrs. Carol Jean Millstead Lane, 78, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Wednesday morning, June 13, 2018, at her residence.

Dr. Donald “Don” Kelly Temple, 86, of 962 Topia Rd, Piney Creek, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his home.

Mrs. Kathleen “Kathy” Barker Sapp, 71, of Warrensville, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 7, 2018, after her recent hospitalization at Novant Rowan Regional Hospital in Salisbury, N.C.

Willard Warren Goodman, 90, of Farthing Hayes Road, Boone, N.C., a native and former resident of Ashe County, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 5, 2018, at Life Care Center in Banner Elk.

Patricia “Patty” Gail Osborne, 61, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C.

Roy Lorraine “Logan” Templeton, 87, of West Jefferson, Ashe County, N.C., passed away peacefully, Tuesday evening, March 27, 2018, at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Alonza Grey Allen, better known as, “Flap”, 78, of Creston, N.C., died Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Margate Health and Rehab Center.

Mr. John Thomas Weaver, better known as Tom, 90, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Tuesday morning, May 29, 2018, at his home.

Spencer Brown, age 93, of Crumpler, N.C., the Chestnut Hill community, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Maurice Jennings Yates, known lovingly as “Pete,”60, of Fleetwood, N.C.,passed away Friday, May 25, 2018.

Jack Dempsey Greer, 82, of Millers Creek, N.C., passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, N.C.

Mary Jones Sexton, 81, of Lansing, N.C., died on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Mr. Bryce A. Blackburn, 95, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, May 3, 2018.

Erma Young, 93, passed away April 28th, 2018.

Leona I. Hager, loving wife, mother, grandmother, of Princeton, WV went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

Wanda Sue Miller Bare, 83, of Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away Monday, May 7, 2018, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

Dottie Howell Holman, 84 of West Jefferson, N.C., died Friday, May 4, 2018, at Forest Ridge Assisted Living.

Garry Wade Miller, 64, of Flowery Branch, GA., passed away at Emory University Hospital on April 28, 2018, surrounded by his family.

Evelyn (Welch) Trostle, 87, of Huntingdon, PA., since 2006, a previous resident of Florida for 28 years and North Carolina for 20 years, and formerly of Somerset County, died at 1:18 A.M., on Tuesday, May 2, 2018, at the Oaks at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon.

Eldreth Rose Hartzog Dillard, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, 87, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Margate Health and Rehabilitation Center in Jefferson, N.C.

Dorothy Jean Jeremiah, 89, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Ashe Assisted Living and Memory Care.

James Carol Miller, “Jay Bird”, 85, of Lincoln University, PA, passed peacefully at home with family at his side on Monday, March 26, 2018.

Peter O’Neil Burnett, known to friends and family as Pete, was born and raised the youngest of Dr. John and Charlotte Burnett’s five children in Springfield, Ohio.

Mrs. Maxine Riddick Hooker, 89, of West Jefferson, n.c., formerly of New Bern, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at her home.

Mr. Ronald John Maher, better known as “Ron”, 69, of Union Grove, N.C., passed away Thursday afternoon, April 26, 2018, at his residence.

Nickholas Dwight Blevins, better known as “Nick”, 68, of Jefferson, N.C., died March 29, 2018, at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Billy Lester Hart, 77, of West Jefferson, N.C., died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Mr. James Garfield Bowman, better known as “Jim”, 70, of Crumpler, N.C., passed away Friday morning, April 20, 2018, at his home.

Mr. Harold Bryan Colvard, better known as “Hal”, 92, of Jefferson, N.C., passed away Thursday morning, April 19, 2018, at Margate Health & Rehab Center.